By Lisa Gillespie, Kaiser Health News The growing abuse of prescription painkillers now touches home for a majority of Americans, according to a poll released Tuesday. More than 56 percent of the public [...]
Mayor Ed Lee, the San Francisco Human Services Agency (HSA) and the San Francisco Interfaith Council have announced the schedule for the Emergency Winter Shelter Program and shelter site locations, preparing for a significant shelter [...]
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News People with hepatitis C who sought prescriptions for highly effective but pricey new drugs were significantly more likely to get turned down if they had Medicaid coverage than [...]
By Laura Kurtzman, UCSF News The Atlantic Philanthropies is awarding UC San Francisco and Trinity College Dublin and the University of Dublin, $177 million to create the Global Brain Health Institute, a groundbreaking venture [...]
By Pete Farley, UCSF News A chemical that could potentially be used in eye drops to reverse cataracts, the leading cause of blindness, has been identified by a team of scientists from UC San [...]
By Lauren Silverman, KERA Oviea Akpotaire and Jeffrey Okonye put in long days working with patients at the veterans’ hospital in south Dallas as fourth-year medical students at the University of Texas Southwestern.
By Beatrice Sanchez It’s been three years since I lost the most important person in my life. My mother passed away from congestive heart failure in a nursing home in Oakland. She [...]
By Barbara Feder Ostrov, KHN News Covered California still faces major challenges in enrolling African-Americans and Latinos as the state’s health insurance exchange launches its third open enrollment period.
By Ina Jaffe, NPR News As Dean Cole’s dementia worsened, he began wandering at night. He’d even forgotten how to drink water. His wife, Virginia, could no longer manage him at home. So after [...]
By Anna Gorman , Kaiser Health News Soon after moving to Utah this summer, Rainbow Sky Buck ended up at the hospital with a painful ear infection. There, Buck learned she no longer had [...]